Monday, December 31, 2007

A Wonderful Christmas

We had a beautiful Christmas. I am so glad that we stayed home this year. It was different not seeing family, but we really enjoyed just being together this year.

Christmas Eve was really nice with acting out the Nativity Story, singing songs, reading books and of course, opening Christmas jammies!

The kids were really excited that morning to come see if Santa had come. Brandon went straight to his stocking and began opening presents and Lindsay went straight to the cookie plate to see if he really did eat the cookies and drink the hot chocolate.

Santa brought Lindsay a Baby Alive (which she refuses to give a name to like Katie, Kelly or something... the doll is to be known just as "Baby Alive".) He brought Brandon some Star Wars Legos and Logan an "Exploration Station". The kids all really loved their gifts! Santa hit it right on the nose this year (whew!)

Here are some more pictures of us just enjoying our day. The gift Maddy sent Logan was a HUGE hit with everyone... including dad! Logan loved his sucker Santa left in his stocking (he didn't even wait for the wrapper to be taken off) and Lindsay is making a candy necklace.... too much sugar for one day!!

I am so grateful for this time of year. It is my favorite. I love spending time with my wonderful family and enjoying the spirit that seems to be in abundance. I am grateful for my Savior who was born, lived and died here on earth and for my Heavenly Father who has blessed me with so much in my life. MERRY CHRISTMAS!